The Peninsula Community Foundation and more than 50 individuals
Nearly 60% of HIV+ individuals in Ethiopia are women. UNAIDS has estimated that approximately three quarters of all women infected with HIV/AIDS live in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2009, there were approximately 12 million women living with HIV and AIDS, compared to about 8.2 million men. (source)
Gender bias and the biology of transmission have led to women being more vulnerable than men to become infected. Poverty, lack of access to education, and violence against women increase the risk. This film profiles the connection between gender and HIV/AIDS, as well as the work of leaders in education and policy change to improve the status of women.
All public, educational, and government access television stations (PEG) and community media stations have permission to broadcast this film and any of Dorothy Fadiman's other films.
Director: Dorothy Fadiman
Producers: Amy Hill, Dorothy Fadiman, Matthew Luotto, Shenaz Zack
Camera: Matthew Luotto, Henock Hailu, Cotton Coulson
Editors: Amy Hill, Matthew Luotto, Shenaz Zack
Still Images: Sisse Brimberg
Music: Aster Awake
Outreach: Maribea Berry, Johanna Gereke
Principal advisor: Dr. Agonafer Tekalegne
Second film in series: "SEEDS of HOPE: Meeting the Challenges of HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia"
Amharic language version
November 27, 2012 Subject:
Women's Rights in Ethiopia
An brilliantly in-depth film focusing on the challenges women face with violence, lack of health services, lack of condoms, lack of access to testing. Even those that test positive can not afford the treatment. The Ethiopian Women Lawyer's Association is brilliantly documented by Dorothy, working on women's rights, focusing on violence against women, beating and raping of young girls.